Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More of the Story (Part 1)

I first viewed Kelly’s post about Xiaofeng and I was intrigued by this young boy who had touched the life of a teenager who only knew him for one week.  I thought, “Wow, must be an extraordinary teen or an extraordinary child for someone to go this far to find his parents.” 

I later discovered that both were true.  An amazing teen, Rob, had indeed met an amazing boy, Ian.

Something triggered inside my heart, so I asked for more information.  All the while I was thinking in the back of my mind how would I find this ONE child in all of China.  This “random” child who attended a one week summercamp.  There was no telling where his adoption file would be or how in the world I would ever be able to find it.  Needless to say, Kelly had already done that leg work, and into my inbox dropped Xiaofeng’s adoption file. W.O.W.

A lot of hurdles would have to be made to even consider another adoption so close to Elise’s, mainly the money hurdle.  So I called my current agency to see if any discounts were being given to the new “reuse your dossier” option that China just started.  I got an email back, stating no, no discount.  Ugh.

I then remembered someone mentioning another agency out there that was very inexpensive for folks Reusing their Dossier option.  I sent an email to CAWLI.  Lillian with CAWLI quickly replied back with a quote that was less than half of what my current agency had quoted for agency fees. W.O.W.

So then I called the USCIS to find out about another little loop hole I had heard about.  They confirmed, another $1000 savings.  W.O.W.

One by one, doors started opening.  No, I mean doors started being KICKED wide open, one right after another one.  My heart started melting and my mind started wondering if we could really add this child to our family...


Dardi said...

I think one of my very favorite things is to see how out of this whole big world, children & families find their way to each other. Thanks for sharing.

laura said...

Tears of joy...I am (again) so inspired by your passion and God's movement in your family.

You are one blessed mommy!

laura hoffman

Sally-Girl! said...

My heart is so happy that I will be able to follow him forever now!!! I will know where this boy who too captured my heart is!!! Can't wait to follow the whole thing!!!

And you will love CAWLI!!! Bryson was with CAWLI. Would use them again in a heartbeat!!!

The Raudenbush Family said...

I get excited reading your words here - God just kept moving, didn't He?